Tuesday, June 21, 2011


CORNEJO-LOPEZ THROWS JUSTICE TO THE WIND AND LIES TO JURY POOL

SOME LEGAL UPDATES FIRST

In the Atkinson/Jessica litigation I was shocked yesterday to check the file and see that Atkinson's attorney had yet to non-suit the city.  If you remember at the last hearing although he sued the city he protested their appearance in the court room. 

The other issue which surprised me is, Sossi had yet to file a motion seeking dismissal of the city as an improper party.  Jessica's supporters are full of crap and are about anything but being watchdogs.  When Sossi was running interference for Atkinson they were demanding his head - now Sossi improperly represents Jessica at taxpayers' expense and they are dead silent.  I think the arrogance bothers me more so than anything else.  Her attorneys did a far better job in representing her interests than Sossi did.  They were professional and straight forward without endless rambling.  It is beyond me why she needs Sossi in the room.

Erasmos Castro is demanding Brownsville acknowledge him as the king maker and Jessica his submissive queen.  Here is a little lesson for the great community organizer - when you are fighting an up hill battle, such as the Fly Frontera deal you have to shock people into action and make them believe the worse - such as it would fly.  This is how you engage people in the process.  And for the record - the deal died only after Pan Am made it clear the city would be sued, and the BEDC reported the truth.  Without these two events, Camarillo would have voted the money and Brownsville would be out $1.5 million.  Further, Erasmos - you have proven time and time again you have no self control over your temper and lie as if it is a moral commandment from god.  Exactly where did I ever say Zavaletta would win?  Never - ever happened.  But when you got nothing a lie will always do.

Finally - stop talking about Jessica's personal life-  every stupid defense you post for her can and will be used against her if it goes to the grand jury.  Even an idiot knows - you shut up.  If someone is living with their parents to help them with medical reasons, but are married and have another home, the grand jury can conclude the move is temporary and does not represent an intent to permanently live with her parents.  This story about her husband beating her was the better story.  Again Erasmos - stop talking - you are not helping her.

DOES BISD MEETING NOTICE VIOLATES OPEN MEETINGS ACT?

"Similarly, a major desegregation lawsuit which has occupied the Board's time for a number of years, and whose effect will be felt for years to come, is not in the same category as the more common "litigation" which a school board may expect to face. Certainly, a school board is not expected to disclose its litigation strategy, but it cannot totally conceal that a pending desegregation lawsuit will be discussed."

 "The Board did not provide full and adequate notice, particularly where the subject slated for discussion was one of special interest to the public. "

Cox Enterprises, Inc. v. Board of Trustees, 706 S.W.2d 956, 959 (Tex. 1986)

Tonight's meeting has the following notation concerning litigation.

"B . Consultation with Attorney:

38. Consultation with attorney regarding pending or threatened litigation matters." 

 If the Board intends to take specific action on any of the pending litigation such as Healthsmart, Rendon, or Juarez, for example this notice would be deemed insufficient and any action taken by the board could be voided by the court as a violation of the Act.
From the Texas Government Code

Sec. 551.142. MANDAMUS; INJUNCTION. (a) An interested person, including a member of the news media, may bring an action by mandamus or injunction to stop, prevent, or reverse a violation or threatened violation of this chapter by members of a governmental body.
(b) The court may assess costs of litigation and reasonable attorney fees incurred by a plaintiff or defendant who substantially prevails in an action under Subsection (a). In exercising its discretion, the court shall consider whether the action was brought in good faith and whether the conduct of the governmental body had a reasonable basis in law.

CORNEJO-LOPEZ -  THE LIAR

When I got to court yesterday, Peter Zavaleta and another attorney were about to start a trial to the bench before Cornejo-Lopez.  It was a simple divorce which never should have been tried, but  for the personalities of the lawyers.  But here is the kicker, when Cornejo-Lopez finally went next door and appeared before the 120 prospective jurors in the murder trial, she lied to them and said she was busy with matters in the murder case.  The fact of the matter she held these 120 prospective jurors 30 minutes while she did a mini-trial which never should have been scheduled for yesterday. Why not just tell these citizens the truth?  Answer - it is not in Cornejo-Lopez's character.

These jurors sat there for 30 minutes just waiting for nothing.  She got into the room to just dismiss them until after lunch.  She could have taken 3 minutes and gone to them 30 minutes earlier and dismissed them, but she did not - it is her contempt for the people which directed her conduct.

THE DIVORCE

This case was an example of just how bad things are in the legal profession.  They spent about 10 minutes arguing if Peter Zavaleta should be allowed 10 days to fix the defects in the pleadings he filed on behalf of his client.  The judge said no.  There was no law or rules of evidence allowed in this mini-trial.  The attorney for the wife said nothing as Peter Zavaletta went on testifying for his client.  Not an objection.  Either Cornejo-Lopez does not know the law or simply does not care about the law.  Even without the objection she had no business considering hearsay testimony by an attorney.  This mistake cost the woman $2,500.00.

The woman was claiming infidelity which led to her contracting HPV.  Her esteemed attorney never bothered to have the medical records put into evidentiary form - this the judge objects to, but Peter Zaveletta testifying for his client is okay.

The end result was the man getting 45% of the assets and the woman getting 55%.  Peter then demanded that the woman and her children be ordered to immediately vacate the house while it is being sold.  In these cases one party or the other goes to the bank and tries to buy out the other.  With the woman having a 55% interest in the $59,000 house she would have to borrow only $26,550.00 - if you throw in closing costs - she is now maybe at $31,000.  She could get this loan in days, assuming she could prove her ability to make the payments.  But now -the house will go on the market - she and her children will be made homeless.  When you leave this matter up in the air such as Cornejo-Lopez did, you guarantee more legal billing.  This couple will never agree to a final price.  She can get approval from the bank tomorrow based on the $59,000 value and all the husband has to do is claim they need more time to find a higher bidder.  Any competent judge would have given the woman 30 days to secure a lone with a sale price of $59,000.00

Oh why did the good Christan Peter ask for a 10 days to fix the pleadings he messed up - he wanted to claim the woman slept around and this was why she contracted HPV.  He wants to throw the woman and her children on the street and accuse the mother of being a hussy, while claiming to be a good Christian.  I wonder what these children think about their father now?

If Cornejo-Lopez cannot handle a simple divorce how in hell can she handle a murder trial?

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Bobby, I looked over a few of the board agendas and the same statement has appeared on April 5 and 19; May 3; June 8 and 21. I didn't go back any further, but it appears to be a generic statement that covers any litigation.

BobbyWC said...

In the past they would list the litigation - in fact on teh 23rd - they are listing the litigation.

If they ever settle anything without listing it the court can void the vote.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Are these cults on facebook the latest rage? Always asking for donations and then taking credit. They are being run by people who seem uneducated and provincial and without any tact in public relations. Some of them seem so shady. I would be very careful to mingle among them.

BobbyWC said...

They are Carlos Quintanilla wannbees - people will always play the fool - people gave millions to the man claiming end of times - yes the con artist believes the end is coming while he collects millions from idiots - if it was the end of times why did he need the money - people are just stupid and love to me made fools of

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Erasmo,...Ha! Him and sister Linda a watchdog group? Cheezme,...it should be Sleezme! Erasmo and his sister Lindita are the last people that should be looking out for Brownsville's intrest. Thier personal backround check speaks volumes,...and they pretend to be pure as snow. Why is Erasmo asking,...no no...demanding from certain commissioners to appoint Laura Miniel on GBIC? You are right Bobby,...he thinks he is a king and in king fashion he is demanding certain things or else. He wants to eliminate all the foxs to have the hen house to himself. It's all about "Fear" and "power" right Erasmito? Isn't that what you like to say? Be carful what you wish for,....fear and power is a two way street.

Anonymous said...

No wonder there is so much apathy!

BobbyWC said...

The BV does not allow stupid mindless insults against elected officials - I will not post them through against Jessica - there are plenty of substantive reasons to question her conduct.

I have been trying to work on a story - does she or does she not have children? Are they from a previous marriage or are they the product of the current marriage. Or are they his? And guys I do not give a crap if some children are born out of wedlock - there are single parents who have made mistakes who are far superior parents than some married in the church.

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

The only watchdog group in Brownsville that I have seen is BV.

Anonymous said...

I'm your huckleberry;

Anonymous said...

Bobby, only you and Craig read your blog; you all deserve each other!!!

BobbyWC said...

I should feel bad how easy it is to bait Erasmos in these discussions - but I do it for a reason. I know all of the business leaders and elected officials who read my blog - so let him get his word in - it only serves to tell the leadership just how out of control he is and how out of tune with the leadership he finds himself.

Bobby WC

BobbyWC said...

Dude, I appreciate your post but I have a policy against someone may be a child molester - but I do appreciate your post.

Bobby WC

spin4dee said...

.who the hell are you? GET A f-ing life or whatever is left of it! You are foolish even attempting to attack jessica.lol! Do you even know she completely Supports gay rights and is a gay advocate in our community? She is our only commissioner that went ape shit and demanded money for valley aids council until she was blue in the face...shame on you for trying to destroy your strongest ali!

BobbyWC said...

so because she supports gay rights she should get a pass on other wrongdoing - are you an idiot?

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

BobbyWC said...
so because she supports gay rights she should get a pass on other wrongdoing - are you an idiot?

Bobby WC

June 23, 2011 4:00 AM

Classic! LMFAO!!! Great response!

Anonymous said...

Do you have an idea how many more possible indictments there are in the Limas case? How long this should take?